I've Eaten Only Mac & Cheese for the Past 17 Years, Here's Why

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9 aylar önce

For most people, eating nothing but mac and cheese seems like a childhood fantasy. But for 20-year-old Austin Davis, who has been eating nothing but mac and cheese for the past 17 years, it’s not a fantasy -- it’s his reality and has become his affliction. For Austin, it’s about much more than just “liking” mac and cheese. Austin suffers from Selective Eating Disorder, also known as Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, an anxiety disorder that’s characterized by the persistent refusal to eat specific foods or refusal to eat any type of food due to a negative response from certain sensory characteristics of that food.
VICE travels to Florida to meet Austin to learn more about the origins of his eating disorder and join him as he embarks on his journey towards recovery.
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Austin Davis
Austin Davis 9 aylar önce
This video turned out amazing guys! I really appreciate all you guys did for me. Lots of people in the comments confused or concerned. I appreciate all of the positive comments and all the negative ones are just too funny. For anyone interested, since this video was filmed I've lost a ton of weight, down to about 188 now (I was 245 when this was filmed) nothing but pasta makes it difficult but I'm getting there! Working with Ashley has been amazing. Keep making great stuff guys!
Nic ,
Nic , Gün önce
Watching As I’m eating Velvita mac n cheese
NAME
NAME Aylar önce
have you tried making your own pasta? It's sort of fun to do. Perhaps give it a try and not focus on eating it at first.
Patrick Martin
Patrick Martin Aylar önce
Keep going man. Can’t worry about those turkeys out there.
Paula Hale
Paula Hale Aylar önce
You are amazing!
hellsing48
hellsing48 Aylar önce
how's it going bro? hope you're still making progress
numbuh 609
numbuh 609 34 dakika önce
god, imagine falling for the shrink meme
invictus
invictus 2 saatler önce
This video is made of mac & cheese and aspergers
catdog
catdog 4 saatler önce
Personally I relate to the gamer lifestyle and watching him sit at his PC to eat has convinced me to never do it again. Also I learned that even people who eat only chicken tendies as their diet have a type of eating disorder, so this rings true - it's something built up so big in his head that he physically vomits with anything else. He needs real support and therapy to help this from taking over his entire life.
catdog
catdog 4 saatler önce
ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh my god my heart is exploding I am sooo sorry for the conflict in your childhood I can absolutely see and have compassion for your choices!!!! xox I'm glad you're in recovery
catdog
catdog 4 saatler önce
oh I JUST GOT to 5:35 where he talks about selective eating disorder omg!@! ok good I'm so glad I hope that all people who see this will learn and grow and I hope the subject of the video has made great progress since - even in covid isolation.
Beata Pfizer
Beata Pfizer 5 saatler önce
What a tragic human being
Robert Salazar
Robert Salazar 7 saatler önce
Cheesy ass video!
Stone Harper
Stone Harper 8 saatler önce
People of the comment section, it’s in your best interest to just watch the video, you will realize that this kid is much less of a meme and way more a kid who is dealing with some significant past trauma the best way he can. Also, he’s like the first comment in this thing, he’s eating healthier and has lost a bunch of weight!
Matt Matt
Matt Matt 9 saatler önce
“I’m not crazy it has a name!” No your bat sh crazy
1 2
1 2 10 saatler önce
Lol....fyi...that's not even cheese....not even close.
Kevin Ferman
Kevin Ferman 10 saatler önce
As if we needed more reasons for the US to be the laughing stock of the world 😂 this dude seems cool tho hope it works out for him
Lance Prime
Lance Prime 13 saatler önce
Totally blame the parents. Even as an adult its not likes he's making Mac n cheese from scratch, its fucking velveeta lmao.
DEEN Sun
DEEN Sun 13 saatler önce
Bro needs to try stouffers, that Mac is smack
Yanyo Covert
Yanyo Covert 14 saatler önce
He’s gotta man up and just forcibly eat something else
Me
Me 14 saatler önce
Man Annie’s Mac and cheese slap the best Mac and cheese you can just buy in a box
Olivier Auberger
Olivier Auberger 14 saatler önce
Why am I watching this?
Bruhkashi69
Bruhkashi69 15 saatler önce
He’s so wholesome I wish him the best
realitynowassigned
realitynowassigned 15 saatler önce
17 years of mac n cheese and the dude still doesnt make it from scratch
Morgan Arnold
Morgan Arnold 15 saatler önce
Looks like that cat needs to lay off the mac too
kio
kio 16 saatler önce
I never ate Mac and cheese
Mike D123
Mike D123 17 saatler önce
This is my go-to pan. Haha
Ayden Twitchell
Ayden Twitchell 18 saatler önce
Im eating while watching youtube while watching someone eat while watching youtube
Bob Blankemeier
Bob Blankemeier 19 saatler önce
Bad parenting. Sorry to say
John Spitznogle
John Spitznogle 19 saatler önce
he says he’s not a heathen but he eats with a spoon and not a fork
leeannmariew
leeannmariew 19 saatler önce
Florida man..... lol
Joseph Garcia
Joseph Garcia 19 saatler önce
so you're telling me he decides to try a vegetable and he chooses celery?
Jake Henderson
Jake Henderson 20 saatler önce
this is a perfect example of bad parenting its like the really fat kids that eat nothing but McDonald's and their parents continue to get it for them and it's usually the mom's fault to oh that's what my baby wants to eat three double cheeseburgers french fries and a milkshake and he says we never really ate family meals it's lazy parenting 101 you see this every day from people rather give their kid what they want say Mommy I want chicken nuggets or Mommy I want Velveeta Shells a lot easier to give them what they want then listen to them wine and throw a temper tantrum and now since everybody has to be such a politically correct pussy and most i we don't believe in hitting r kids
Jonathan Miller
Jonathan Miller 20 saatler önce
Anyone else thinks he looks like and sounds a little like Danny McBride? 😂
Jake Henderson
Jake Henderson 20 saatler önce
Smoke some weed and eat something else
Ben Bradley
Ben Bradley 21 saatler önce
Smoke some bud you’ll be eating whatever you want to
lewis lighting777
lewis lighting777 21 saatler önce
For mac and cheese hes doin pretty good
Michael Sweetman
Michael Sweetman 22 saatler önce
As far as Florida is concerned, he's pretty normal.
AV
AV 22 saatler önce
So much respect for this dude. He is so nice and honest. He rly needs to be proud of himself
Gatervision
Gatervision 23 saatler önce
I think enriched macaroni product means that it is fortified with vitamins and nutrients.
Thomas van den Heuvel
Thomas van den Heuvel 23 saatler önce
He seems like a such a chill guy! I'm rooting for him to reach his goals.
Logan McConnell
Logan McConnell 23 saatler önce
So your a giant 4 year old and I blame your family for letting you get like that
Jamil Jamison
Jamil Jamison Gün önce
He looks like American Lewis capaldi
vinheregaming
vinheregaming Gün önce
he acts like light-headed all the time
Mees
Mees Gün önce
I dont blame him
LilRubio44 //
LilRubio44 // Gün önce
I hope this man gets diabetes if this is actually true
edgar carvalho
edgar carvalho Gün önce
Guess what I want to eat now ?!
Tatenda Mazda3Fan
Tatenda Mazda3Fan Gün önce
bring him to Africa he will start eating everything
Rod Idiot
Rod Idiot Gün önce
At least he ain’t addicted to crack
Cameron Wardwell
Cameron Wardwell Gün önce
I’m just alone in my room eating it 😭
6Bird Gang9
6Bird Gang9 Gün önce
He eats the bomb kind to lol
Real Wajdi
Real Wajdi Gün önce
10:58 he’s the best example for healthy food that’s the good shape 😂😂😂😂😂
Lilly marie
Lilly marie Gün önce
His shirt looks like it’s from borndead clothing🤟🏽🤟🏽🤟🏽🤟🏽🤟🏽🤟🏽🤟🏽
Ouijaasfd
Ouijaasfd Gün önce
Took too much
Menntes
Menntes Gün önce
if you could only eat 1 food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
everything will be ok
everything will be ok Gün önce
Anyone saying negative things about him did not watch the whole video. No one should go through what this dude went through with his dad.
PachecoWentSolo
PachecoWentSolo Gün önce
At least he is not a serial killer. Embrace the macaroni love squad.
OG HƱD
OG HƱD Gün önce
Is It more about Mac and cheese or more about an adult STILL living off of his grandparents?! Mac/chez is the very least of this dude’s issue!
Seb Moester
Seb Moester Gün önce
florida man ofc
eddy ary
eddy ary Gün önce
What DO you use an eggplant for?
Ryan Shumaker
Ryan Shumaker Gün önce
This guy is actually really chill lol, who cares if he only eats the mac? 😂
Just a Daft Punk
Just a Daft Punk Gün önce
He got some handdddsssss my guy 👊🏾
David Walsh
David Walsh Gün önce
Damn I wish I could eat this cheaply. I would have more money to buy guns, drugs, and possibly a prostitute so I could enjoy both!
Teilzeithuso 69
Teilzeithuso 69 Gün önce
Only in Florida..
Evander Ramirez
Evander Ramirez Gün önce
This dude 20 years old tf
Benny JT
Benny JT Gün önce
Some sort of OCD with Mac & Cheese providing some sort of comfortable memory... at least hes chilled out
OnjorO
OnjorO Gün önce
imagine if he got put in the shoes of an african child
chris butler
chris butler 2 gün önce
Wouldn’t of guessed it’s a Florida man
Darcy Wade
Darcy Wade 2 gün önce
How is giovani giving fitness advice, he looks like mac n cheese
Dylfish
Dylfish 2 gün önce
This sounds like a life for me
Mk L
Mk L 2 gün önce
I actually do not Mac n cheese, at all. When Florida was shown on the screen, it all made sense.
Liew YanJun
Liew YanJun 2 gün önce
he's looking pretty slim for a back to back mac n cheese meal
Eirik Schølseth
Eirik Schølseth 2 gün önce
He does not even make real M&C, just buys the pre-done sh*t. Hope this kid gets his diet straight.
Buddy Inacar
Buddy Inacar 2 gün önce
I love these meaningless documentaries but this one is beautiful for some reason.
the goat
the goat 2 gün önce
Just let this fella eat his mac!!!
An Meme
An Meme 2 gün önce
He's a cool dude
Lying Ryan
Lying Ryan 2 gün önce
Florida.... now it makes sense
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